The "Families affected by" group is a peer support group for families that have been affected by drugs and alcohol.
The group say....
Are you affected by someone's misuse of alcohol, drugs or prescription drugs?
Are you feeling stressed, exhausted, helpless, isolated, under pressure, at the end of your tether?
Are you looking for someone to talk to, and someone to listen?
If so why not come along to the FAB group, they meet every second Tuesday from 5.30-7.00 at Market House.
Last night we had a great meeting, Rhona McArthur from NHS gave a training session on naloxone, the drug used along with emergency medical treatment to reverse the life-threatening effects of a known or suspected opiate (narcotic) overdose. Drug-related deaths in Scotland continue to be among the highest in Europe and this programme has been put in place to help reduce the number. In a recent report regarding Scotland's National Naloxone Programme, which started in 2011, the study showed that the drug was associated with a 36% reduction in the proportion of opioid-related deaths that occurred in the 4 weeks following release from prison.
In the future we are hoping to hear from someone who is on their recovery journey to find out more about their experiences.
If this is something you are interested in then please come along on Tuesday 24th May to Market House, Market Street, Lerwick. If you want to find out more information before you come along then please phone Karen Hannay 01595 743923.